2018 NSBA Fees

DivisionEntry FeeJudges
Open, Amateur & Nov. AmateurClass fee $6 +$3 sanction fee=$9 per judgeOne Judge show 1&2, Two judges 3-5, Two judges 6-8
YouthClass fee $3 + $3 sanction fee =$6 per judgeTwo judges 1-4 Two Judges 5-8

NSBA Color Classes

2018 Sun Circuit will offer the following NSBA color classes to 8 judges with a Sun Circuit champion trophy to each circuit champion in these classes!

NSBA All Age Color Open Pleasure
NSBA All Age Color Non Pro Pleasure
NSBA All Age Color Open Trail
NSBA All Age Color Non Pro Trail
NSBA All Age Color Open Western Riding
NSBA All Age Color Non Pro Western Riding


For the first time ever Sun Circuit will offer American Paint Horse Association pointed classes. In 2019, the classes will include Showmanship, Horsemanship and Equitation. Youth, Amateur and Masters will be offered in each division. The classes will run concurrent with the above NSBA Color classes.

Exhibitors may enter the Color NSBA or APHA or enter both classes. Solid registered paints are eligible for the NSBA Color Class but are not eligible for the APHA classes offered at Sun Circuit.

NSBA Riders Cup

The National Snaffle Bit Association’s Riders Cup will be held during Sun Circuit on March 7. The purse, estimated to be over $50,000, will be shared between the owner of the horse exhibited and the professional rider/trainer associated with the entry.

For those not familiar with the NSBA Riders Cup program, it hosts an annual event designed to award substantial and sustainable purses to NSBA non pro members and their professional trainers. The Riders Cup offers prize money in Western Pleasure, Hunter Under Saddle, Trail, Western Riding, Showmanship, Western Horsemanship, and Hunt Seat Equitation events.

Read Article on Riders Cup